On today’s labor calendar, in addition to the GW Hospital rally, the annual Great Labor Arts Exchange continues today, out at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center in Silver Spring. Highlights of the schedule include a “50 Years Civil Rights Commemoration,” and the “Joe Hill Award and Song Contest” tonight, and tomorrow night at 8pm catch “March, Sing, Resist: A Free Concert for the 99%”
For complete details, go to dclabor.org, and click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history: On this date in 1918, eighty-six passengers on a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus were killed, and another 127 injured in a wreck near Hammond, Indiana. Five days later the dead were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois, in an area set aside as Showmen’s Rest, purchased only a few months earlier by the Showmen’s League of America.
Hear more on this week’s Labor History Today podcast, available on your favorite podcast platform, just search for Union City Radio.
Today’s labor quote is by John T. Dunlop, U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1975-1976.
John T. Dunlop, who said:
“A good contract with a good union is good business.”